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Tora! Tora! Torrance!

Tora! Tora! Torrance!: A Cynic's NightmareA Cynic's Nightmare (2003)
Militia Group

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: JesseJesse
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This CD continues to blow me away. The first time I had heard of the band, they were opening for The Killing Bottle during their last performance. !TTT! ripped up the stage with their semi-garage rock sound and full power rock n' roll God attitudes. I knew I had to have their CD when it came out..
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This CD continues to blow me away. The first time I had heard of the band, they were opening for The Killing Bottle during their last performance. !TTT! ripped up the stage with their semi-garage rock sound and full power rock n' roll God attitudes. I knew I had to have their CD when it came out.

The opening riff to this CD literally reaches down my pants, grabs my balls, and hangs me upside down. That's how gripping it is. The best part is, the CD never relents. Every song is just as powerful as the last, sucking you deeper into the conumdrum that is Tora! Tora! Torrance!

The basslines are flawless. Basic riffs are laden with driving anchors and dancing patterns to showcase Travis' all encompassing bass mastery. Sam and Jon deliver some of the craziest chainsaw guitar riffs switching from power chords to vitrual appreggios to spacey high flying lines on psychadelic jam tracks "Sapphire Jungle" and "I Thought This Was A Punk Show." Jesse's drumming is perhaps some of the most progressive drumming I've heard out of a young band in a long time. The beats are all driving and the fills dipslay true technical talent, all while maintaining an interesting symbiotic relationship with the guitars. Never once does the drumming seem slightly out of place. And to top it off, Nick's semi-monotone sassy snarl floats above the rest of the music, finishing it off like the sweetest cherry on a bowl of ice cream.

In this album, transitions are flawless, and the first time I listened to it all the way through, I had a hard time remebering where each song ends and starts. In fact, tracks 2-4 all blend together without break to provide non-stop three song rockfest in my stereo. The key element to this CD is that every song is entirely unique, yet carries a very distinct Tora! Tora! Torrance! sound.

If you don't already have this CD, you're a fool. Don't make me hunt you down and force this disk down your throat.

"We don't read the books, we write them."

 

 
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Anonymous (December 29, 2003)

Fuck that. They have easily the cleverist name in punk.

Anonymous (December 28, 2003)

The name is awful, it just annoy's you to no end...

-c22

Anonymous (December 26, 2003)

you people are retarded beyond belief

Anonymous (December 26, 2003)

No no no. Nick wasn't straightedge. He was was christian. He's always been a drunk, he's just not about jesus anymore...he's more about Brian Wilson.

yellowtrash (December 26, 2003)

Not a bad record. The singer used to be an emo sXe guitarist for Fed by Ravens. Now he's a drunkard.

Anonymous (December 26, 2003)

Is this band jewish like with hats and curlys and beards. If so i cant believe that anyone wouldnt be ashamed to admit they listen to these guys.

Anonymous (December 25, 2003)

the first album was 50 times better, this one is kinda lame

Anonymous (December 25, 2003)

This band = Muy Horrible!

The lead singer sounds like the aliens from mars attacks.. that isn't a good thing.

Anonymous (December 24, 2003)

I hope you all die

GreenVandal (December 24, 2003)

"revival trends are boring and unoriginal and arrogant bands like this are the worst of the lot"

YES

you are smart. you give me hope."

And with every "trend" comes a bunch of smartasses who write off every band in it. This band is about a 100 times better then othe rbands of this style.

Ya actually gotta listen to the shit before you get all high and fucking mighty.

some1 (December 24, 2003)

"revival trends are boring and unoriginal and arrogant bands like this are the worst of the lot"

YES

you are smart. you give me hope.

backupdork (December 24, 2003)

i saw this band once, and they were really cool. hopefully i can find this cd once i get some christmas money.

Anonymous (December 24, 2003)

revival trends are boring and unoriginal and arrogant bands like this are the worst of the lot

Jesse (December 24, 2003)

The one below was me. My bad, I wasn't logged in.

Anonymous (December 24, 2003)

Oops, I didn't see a review for this when I searched for it in the archives. I try to not make double reviews.

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

my dick in your mouth is much more intimidating just ask you mother and her ass

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

This is the most intimidating review I've ever read

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

kid one place below me.. ur a stupidface

DEATHB4DISCO (December 23, 2003)

kid two places below me .. how gay ru?

jwinter (December 23, 2003)

Wow.. where'd that come from? I've been listening to them continuously for the last week. Crazy!

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

how do you aford your rock and roll lifestyle?

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